Postgraduate Course: The Curriculum (MEED11014)
|School||School of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Medical Education
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||The course will consider, what is a curriculum, how is it created and what impact it has on students, institutions and professional development in the undergraduate and postgraduate phases.
The course will refer to evidence in the literature and case studies illustrating issues around curriculum planning, particularly with respect to:
- Philosophy, policy and practice.
- The definition of the clinical practitioner.
- Recommendations and guidelines with international status, examples include the World Health Organisation, and the European Tuning Projects.
- Recommendations and guidelines at national level, examples include the General Medical Council, Royal Colleges, "Scottish Doctor Project" and government agencies.
- The explicit and hidden curriculum and the notion of constructive alignement
The course will also explore the limitations of competency-based programmes and will ask participants to consider the difference between competency, capability and performance in medical practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||Yes
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
||Learn enabled: No
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 8,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Online Activities 64,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 30,
Revision Session Hours 2,
Other Study Hours 1,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|After completing the MSc in Clinical Education, an individual will have sufficient knowledge to:
- Describe and discuss contemporary theories and issues in Clinical Education, at a national and international level.
- Recognise, evaluate and make an appropriate response to the governance and policy associated with Clinical Education.
- Exercise a critical appraisal of situations and circumstances pertaining to Clinical Education.
- Recognise, reflect upon and respond to their own educational needs and the needs of others.
- Take a lead responsibility in Clinical Education within their own professional area.
|One written assignment of 3000 words|
|An on-line, virtual, or E-learning environment has been chosen for the delivery of all courses on the MSc programme. Teaching, learning and assessment takes place in an electronic environment known as the Forth Suite. This has been developed by the CMVM specifically for on-line post-graduate courses and allows interactive visual, audio, textural and graphical modes of communication, in the same synchronous or asynchronous event.|
|Course organiser||Dr Michael Ross
|Course secretary||Miss Angela Rankeillor
Tel: 0131 242 6536
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